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Hisham Ahmed, PhD Biography

Professor of Political Science at Birzeit University
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“We are already at a critical moment where, in the opinion of many Israeli and Palestinian analysts, the two-state solution is dead. I have argued, however, that the two-state idea could be revived — but only with creative, innovative and skillful leadership on both sides, and especially if there is a will among the Israeli leadership that the occupation must be undone.”

“The High Stakes of Unity: An Interview with Hisham Ahmed,”, May-June, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University, West Bank, 2000-present
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University, 1994-2000
  • Member, Fatah
  • Visiting Professor, Swedish Gothenburg College, Jerusalem, Spring-Fall 1998
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Current World Affairs, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1994-1996
  • Fall 1995, Visiting Professor, Bethlehem University, Fall 1995
  • Research Fellow, Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC), May 1994-December 1994
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA), Jerusalem, July 1993-Apr. 1994
  • Visiting Professor, Palestinian School of Law, Jerusalem, Fall 1993
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota, Fall 1991-Spring 1993
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Fall 1989-Spring 1991
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Fall 1987-Winter 1989
  • Research Assistant, “Islamic Medieval Thought,” Black Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, Oct. 1986-Jan. 1987
  • PhD, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • MA, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986
  • BA, Illinois State University, 1985
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